Ideas and views from across the left
Florence Bates, 4 Feb 2016
Nearly half of BAME people have degrees, but that doesn't mean they are treated fairly in the workplace.
Ellie O’Hagan, 3 Feb 2016
A new report by the Equality Trust finds that Britain’s poorest working parents lose more of their earnings through taxes and social security withdrawal than the richest 1 per cent.
Ellen Broome, 29 Jan 2016
The new approach would abolish income measures of poverty. Income is at the heart of child poverty as it is a key influence on children’s development and opportunities.
Jo Stevens MP, 28 Jan 2016
Why is the government not subject to the same scrutiny it wants to put trade unions under?
Richard Murphy, 27 Jan 2016
The poor deal made with Google has, perversely, demonstrated the case for tax reform.
Steven Longden, 20 Jan 2016
Any right predicated on wealth should not be allowed to supersede the right to equality of opportunity.
Professor Prem Sikka, 18 Jan 2016
62 people own as much wealth as the bottom third of the global population. So what do we do about it?
Sarah Glenister, 15 Jan 2016
We've broken down the amendments the Lords are making to the trade union bill here.
Tom Riddington, 12 Jan 2016
We haven't been misled by our union. The government has let us, and the NHS, down.
Geoff Tily, 8 Jan 2016
We can't afford to "stay the course." The Chancellor must stop playing politics while Rome burns.
Jeremy Smith, 5 Jan 2016
The year 2015 has repeatedly disappointed those who had high expectations that the UK economy was back to ‘normal times’ and destined to see significant continued economic ‘growth.’ The public finances are built on hopes and assumptions that appear to be fragile indeed, and economic activity in many key areas has decelerated whilst the property boom helps the asset-rich.
Tom Murtha, 11 Dec 2015
Government plans to end permanent tenancies for new council tenants and ensure all new tenancies last between 2 to 5 years will remove one of the main principles of social housing, a home for life. Once again short sighted government proposals will increase social disruption and financial costs at the expense of those in greatest need.
Geoff Tily, 10 Dec 2015
The government's lack of investment in flood defences and infrastructure is a false economy that costs us more in the long run.
Dr Eva Neitzert, 8 Dec 2015
Yet again women stand to lose out from economic policy. Our Plan F shows there is a better way.
Silkie Cragg, 3 Dec 2015
Averting catastrophic climate change is vital, but it will likely change the entire economy. How do we ensure jobs and skills are protected?
Christine Blower, 1 Dec 2015
Schools alone cannot compensate for the lack of prospects many young people fear. That is the responsibility of Government which must do more to provide opportunities for all young people in the form of apprenticeships, and secure well-paid employment in addition to access to further and higher education.
Jon Trickett MP, Ann Pettifor, Richard Exell, Cat Hobbs, 26 Nov 2015
Our experts give their verdicts on yesterday's Comprehensive Spending Review.
Ellie O’Hagan, Simon Wren-Lewis, Lisa Nandy MP, David Walker, Craig Berry, 24 Nov 2015
This Spending Review will change everything. Get the facts here.
Philip Pearson, 20 Nov 2015
The “perfect storm” hitting the steel industry has cost up to 10,000 jobs in the North East alone, directly or as consequence of steel plant closures. We need a low carbon solution.
Rebecca Winson, 19 Nov 2015
Women are being failed by the government's insistence on pursuing austerity. Urgently needed services are turning women away who are at risk.